Mrs. Christiansen is thrilled to be teaching fifth grade at Hamilton Elementary this year. Mrs. Christiansen is originally from Wheeling, West Virginia, (near Pittsburgh), where her family still resides. She comes from a family of educators. Her mother is a preschool teacher, as was her grandmother, and her father taught middle and high school students. Presently, she lives in Winchester with her husband, daughter, son, and two cats.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd College and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Shenandoah University. This is Mrs. Christiansen's ninth year teaching. She taught fourth grade for eight years at Evergreen Mill Elementary. Mrs. Christiansen was honored to be nominated for the Agnes Myer Outstanding Teacher award in 2009-2010. She has also been nominated to Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In 2010, Mrs. Christiansen achieved National Board Certification.